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Date: 7/27/11 3:16 PM

Post #2 for me, I hope it goes better than post #1...............

When replying to Mary E about her question on under collars I found an interesting Threads article for an illustration. The article was about turn-of-cloth. Often I will refer back to measurements from a RTW garment or a previously made garment as a means of checking the fit of a pattern prior to cutting. In responding to some of the beginner's questions on fit of, say, something like jeans, I've attempted to explain that you need to add just a teeny bit extra in the measurement to accommodate the bulk of the fabric bending over the seam or, sometimes, being folded over the seam. If you made the same pattern out of a light weight fabric and a dense heavyweight fabric and cut it out exactly the same there will be a little different fit, part of which can be attributed to turn-of-cloth. Especially for those of you fitting snug or trim fit clothing, I hope that you will read this article which I referenced in my response to Mary E.:
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Hi Mary,

Just wanted to be sure my answer was right so found this article that will show you which piece is the under collar and there's a bonus. I usually interface both of these pieces also, and sometimes I cut the under collar just a tiny bit shorter in the height of the piece which you'll understand when you look at this Threads article.

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/5139/understand-turn-of-cloth

The bonus? turn-of-cloth
I've tried to explain to some of the beginners with questions the little tiny allowance that needs to be made for that based on the weight and texture of the fabric. I had no idea it had a name! Of course, I didn't know what a wadder was either so I guess that's not saying much.

Hope you enjoy the article. I'm telling you, if Santa doesn't put that Threads all back issue CD in my stocking I'm just going to get it myself.
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Hope this gives some of you beginners a head start in crafting and molding fabrics to fit your body.

Best wishes.

Threads, Understand Turn-of-Cloth, January 2nd, 2009
-- Edited on 2/24/12 7:27 PM --

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Date: 11/19/11 10:46 PM

Bumping for member question.

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Date: 2/11/12 8:20 PM

Bumping for new question.

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Date: 2/13/12 8:58 AM

Great article!

I should subscribe to Threads magazine.

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Date: 2/14/12 1:12 PM

Thanks I have just saved this article to read. Very much appreciated.

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Date: 2/14/12 1:24 PM

Thanks ladies.

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Date: 8/6/13 11:27 AM

Additional resource with great 'this is better than that' photos of collars.

Fashion Incubator - Tale of Three Collars

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